Williston students really get involved. In addition to their academic and athletic commitments, students try out for the plays, work on the school paper, take part in community service, rock climb on weekends, and seek out leadership opportunities all over the place.
Williston holds an activities fair every fall where students can learn about extracurricular opportunities and meet some of the people involved. On those occasions where students don't find a club that fit their interests, they can connect with a faculty advisor and start their own.
At Williston, we understand that extracurricular activities broaden horizons and build character. Our students work hard in the classroom, and we give them a chance to explore their interests outside of the classroom.
Our Western New England location provides an abundance of activities in conjunction with other schools and the Five Colleges, the outdoors, and regional metropolitan areas. There are many places to eat in Easthampton, and the nearby towns of Northampton and Amherst are known for its variety.
Weekend activities are designed to give our students a choice of both on-campus and off-campus activities. There are games every weekend, seasonal plays and art exhibitions, and local trips to enjoy the seasonal changes outside. We encourage all our students to get involved, whether through community service, athletics, or the arts.
On campus we offer dances with DJs, magicians, live music, hypnotists, guest speakers, game nights, movies, and arts and crafts. Willy Gras is an annual year-end festival with music, food, dancing, games, inflatable rides, and interactive events.
The Student Activities Office is always looking for new ideas and is open to suggestions from everybody. I look forward to speaking with you.
Director of Student Activities
A SAMPLING OF WEEKEND ACTIVITIES
- Hockey games
- Football games under the lights
- Command-A-Van (just tell the driver where you want to go)
- Open gym: squash, tennis, basketball, and more
- Open Reed Center: art spaces, photo lab, large screen TV, and more
- Dance competitions
- Day trips to Boston
- A cappella concerts
- Comedy shows at the Academy of Music in Northampton
- Movie nights under the stars
- Ski trips
- Group trips to movie theaters